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Toshiba laptop power failure after yanking power cord

I recently tripped over my laptop power cord and it bent the end right off. I had it resoldered and it was working fine until yesterday it just shut down and went dead. No LED's , nothing. I've removed the battery and held down power button etc. with no luck.
Checking the power supply with a multimeter reads fine, but the internal jack seemed loose, would it likely be the jack causing the power problem or have I shorted the motherboard? I've opened up the laptop but am unsure what to test.

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  • sonikcharge May 09, 2010

    Thanks for the assistance.
    Is there particular pins on the connector of the power jack to the motherboard to check? I've had a try and couldn't get a reading. Wiggling the jack does nothing, approximately what would a replacement power jack cost to put in from a repair centre? Thanks

  • sonikcharge May 09, 2010

    Also if the power jack was damaged, wouldn't the laptop be able to run off battery which was fully charged?



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Sounds like you already determined it, but if you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 09, 2010


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